Douglas J. Herberger has been named president of Allstate Dealer Services. In this role, Herberger will be responsible for managing Allstate Dealer Service’s F&I products serving more than 5 million customers. He will report to Don Bailey, senior vice president of Emerging Businesses, and will join Allstate effective Feb. 1, 2011.

“Allstate sees tremendous opportunity in Allstate Dealer Services and we are committed to providing the leadership, expertise and resources necessary to win in this marketplace,” said Don Bailey, senior vice president of emerging businesses. “In Doug we are adding someone with a deep background in the automotive industry and a proven track record of successfully managing and growing businesses in this area. His unique perspective and relationship-building skills will help us accelerate our plans for Allstate Dealer Services.”

Herberger most recently directed General Motors’ multibillion-dollar parts, service and accessories business. During his 30-year career with GM he also served as general manager of its western region and president of General Motors Japan. In addition to his sales and service background, Herberger has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations and marketing.

“Having spent my career at a company that is also one of America’s iconic brands, I understand the power of the Allstate name and look forward to working alongside the people associated with it,” Herberger said. “Allstate Dealer Services is an organization with tremendous growth potential, and I am excited by this opportunity.”

Herberger succeeds Sara Crowley who served as interim president since October and is returning as assistant vice president of Allstate’s property and casualty insurance operations in Florida.

Allstate Dealer Services is a provider of GAP and offers a suite of F&I products to automotive dealers through its network of independent agencies, third-party administrators and OEMs.